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LIFE+ call for proposals 2013

 

Themes covered by this call

1. LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity

Principal objective: to protect, conserve, restore, monitor and facilitate the functioning of natural systems, natural habitats, wild flora and fauna, with the aim of halting the loss of biodiversity, including diversity of genetic resources, within the EU.

2. LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance

Principal objectives:

— Climate change: to stabilise greenhouse gas concentration at a level that prevents global warming  above 2 °C,

— Water: to contribute to enhanced water quality by developing cost-effective measures to achieve good ecological status in view of developing river basin management plans under Directive  2000/60/EC (Water Framework Directive),

— Air: to achieve levels of air quality that do not give rise to significant negative impacts on and risks  to human health and the environment,

— Soil: to protect and ensure the sustainable use of soil by preserving soil functions, preventing threats  to soil, mitigating their effects and restoring degraded soils,

— Urban environment: to contribute to improving the environmental performance of Europe’s urban  arNoise: to contribute to policy development and implementation on environmental noise,

— Chemicals: to improve the protection of environment and health from risks posed by chemicals by 2020 by implementing chemicals legislation, in particular Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) and the thematic strategy on the sustainable use of pesticides,

— Environment and health: to develop the information base for policy on the environment and health (the Environment and Health Action Plan),

— Natural resources and waste: to develop and implement policies designed to ensure sustainable management of natural resources and wastes, and to improve the environmental performances of products, sustainable production and consumption patterns, waste prevention, recovery and recycling. To contribute to the effective implementation of the thematic strategy on the prevention and recycling of waste,

— Forests: to provide, especially through an EU coordination network, a concise and comprehensive  basis for policy-relevant information on forests in relation to climate change (impact on forest  ecosystems, mitigation, substitution effects), biodiversity (baseline information and protected forest  areas), forest fires, forest conditions and the protective functions of forests (water, soil and infra­ structure) as well as contributing to the protection of forests against fires,

— Innovation: to contribute to developing and demonstrating innovative policy approaches, technol­ ogies, methods and instruments to assist in the implementation of the Environmental Technologies Action Plan (ETAP),

— Strategic approaches: to promote effective implementation and enforcement of Union environ­mental legislation and improve the knowledge base for environmental policy; to improve the envi­ronmental performance of SMEs.eas,

3. LIFE+ Information and Communication

Principal objective: to disseminate information and raise awareness on environmental issues, including forest fire prevention; and to provide support for accompanying measures, such as information, communication actions and campaigns, conferences and training, including training on forest fire prevention.

 EU co-financing rates

1. LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity projects

— The rate of the Union financial support shall be a maximum of 50 % of the eligible costs.

— Exceptionally, a maximum co-financing rate up to 75 % is applicable to proposals which target  priority habitats/species of the Birds’ and Habitats’ Directives as follows:

50% maximum for projects investing less than 30% of the total cost estimated for concrete conservation, for activities directly benefitting priority habitats or species;

60% maximum for projects investing between 30% and 50% of the total estimated cost for concrete conservation, for activities directly benefitting priority habitats or species;

75% maximum for projects investing more than 50% of the total estimated cost for concrete conservation, for activities directly benefitting priority habitats or species.

2. LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance

— The rate of the Union financial support shall be a maximum of 50 % of the eligible costs.

3. LIFE+ Information and Communication

— The rate of the Union financial support shall be a maximum of 50 % of the eligible costs.

A proposal cannot be submitted if the financial contribution of any of the beneficiaries to the proposal budget is EUR 0. Where public bodies are involved as coordinating and/or associated beneficiaries in a project, the sum of their financial contributions to the project budget must exceed (by at least 2%) the sum of the salary costs of the civil servants charged to the project.

 

Beneficiaries

Proposals must be presented by entities registered in the Member States of the European Union or in Croatia being public and/or private bodies, actors and institutions.

Deadline

Project proposals shall be validated and submitted via ‘eProposal’ to the national competent authorities by 25 June 2013 at 16.00, local Brussels time. Project proposals shall be forwarded via ‘eProposal’ to the national authority of the Member State (or Croatia) in which the beneficiary is registered. Proposals will then  be submitted via ‘eProposal’ by the national authorities to the Commission by 5 July 2013 at 23.59, local Brussels time.  Deadline for  France 24/05/2013, 17h00.

For more information and application form click here.

 

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